It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our family’s matriarch., Veronika Teresa Tomaszewski at Leduc, AB at the age of 93 years.
Veronika was born into a Polish family in Kuzmin, in what is now Ukraine on February 9, 1923 to Janek and Helena Osiecka. After the war, she immigrated to Canada, where she met John Tomaszewski, the love of her life. For the next 50 years she lived on their farm in Sunnybrook. Mom touched the hearts of everyone with her kindly ways and love of people, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Veronika will be lovingly remembered by her children: Edward (Cynthia), Adam (Cathy), Lillian (Ken) MacGregor, Theresa (Mark) Brooks, Ron (Arlene), Jean (Dean) Barager; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her two sisters-in-laws Jennie Tomaszewski, and Elsie Tomaszewski; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Veronika was predeceased by her loving husband John; her son-in-law Edmund; her daughter-in-law Donna; and her cousin Kazia Rabski.
A Celebration of Life was held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Leduc, AB, with burial at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church Cemetery, Thorsby, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Cemetery Fund, 5019 – 49 Avenue, Thorsby, AB T0C 2P0; Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 10665 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S9; or a charity of choice.